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There will be 10 sets of medals awarded for 3 individual and 3 team events for men's and women's divisions. The events consist of foil, sabre, and épée.

  • Foil is the most common fencing weapon. A point is scored by pushing a button on the end of the shaft to create an electric circuit.
  • The sabre fencing weapon uses fast attacks, where a point can be scored with the edge of the blade.
  • Épée is a heavier sword with a stiffer blade and a larger bell guard. The entire body area is a valid target.

Fencing medal events: July 28-August 5

Next: Tennis, Table Tennis


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